Russian billionaire Vyacheslav Taran has reportedly died in a helicopter crash near Monaco.
He is allegedly the third cryptocurrency businessman to die under mysterious circumstances in the past few weeks.
The 53-year-old trader died after the helicopter plunged near the resort town of Villefranche-sur-Mer after taking off from Lausanne in Switzerland on Friday afternoon, November, 25. His 35-year-old French pilot was also killed in the accident.
While another cryptocurrency millionaire Nikolai Mushegian, 29, drowned on a beach in Puerto Rico after tweeting that he thought the CIA and Mossad were coming to assassinate him, Tiantian Kullander, 30, passed away last week “in his sleep.”
According to Mail Online, Taran’s fatal accident occurred in clear, pleasant weather, and it happened after a last-minute cancellation of another passenger’s flight.
After seeing the scene, Nice’s deputy public prosecutor stated that it was impossible to rule out the possibility of third-party interference.
According to the local Press, another unnamed person was scheduled to board the aircraft with Taran but abruptly canceled.
The highly successful offshore specialist who has lived in Monaco for the past ten years has three children with his wife Olga, founder of Hello Monaco media.
The statement from the financier’s company read;
“It is with great sadness that Libertex Group confirms the death of its co-founder and chairman of board of directors, Vyacheslav Taran, after a helicopter crash that took place en route to Monaco on Friday, 25 November 2022.
The board of directors of Libertex Group and company employees extend their most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Taran family.”
A formal investigation has been launched into the crash by the French authorities and Airbus, makers of the H130.